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Alfalfa Management Issues for 2006 Teleconference

Cost-effective production is the focus of the Alfalfa Management Issues for 2006 teleconference hosted by University of Illinois Extension on February 17. The program runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and will be presented via distance delivery at local University of Illinois Extension offices across the state. Registration begins at 12 noon.

“Alfalfa growers, dealers and consultants will hear about current production topics that impact the profitability of alfalfa operations,” reports Jim Morrison, Extension crop systems educator. “Information will be presented to help fine-tune management strategies for the crop.” Keith Johnson, Purdue University Extension forage agronomist, will discuss the “Impact of Cutting Management and Soil Fertility on Winter Survival.” Dan Undersander, Extension forage agronomist at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will comment on the “Impact of New Technology in Alfalfa Breeding.”

“Violet Root Rot -- A Disease New to Illinois” will be presented by Dave Feltes, integrated pest management educator with University of Illinois Extension, and Ryan Johnson, from the Illinois Crop Improvement Association, will talk about the new “Certified Weed Free Forage and Mulch Program in Illinois.” Morrison will round out the program with a discussion on “Variety Selection -- Sorting Through the Numbers.”

Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers have been requested. The program is co-sponsored by the Illinois Forage and Grassland Council, the USDA Risk Management Agency, and University of Illinois Extension.

Host Extension sites can be found at the link below

DOWNLOAD PAPER - 2006 alfalfa distance w'shop agenda.pdf

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